Police Nab Suspects in Merciless Nerf Gun Drive-By Shooting

Brian Schellman, media relations officer for the St. Louis County Police Department, tells Daily RFT that the two-day investigation was a thorough process.

"Through investigative tools that we have and because [the cashier] had a partial description of the vehicle and a partial plate number, we were able to match that to a description of the suspects in the shooting," he says.

Applebaum and Winkler were charged with third-degree assault for the tube-shaped polyurethane strike.

"They didn't intend to hurt this person," says Schellman, "but any time you put the victim in reasonable fear, that can be construed, by Missouri State statute, as 'assault.'"

The suspected Nerf gun markswoman and getaway driver each face up to fifteen days in the county jail and a fine of up to $300.

KMOV (Channel 4) diligently reported on the nefarious Nerf attack:

Daily RFT is working to confirm if the suspects were influenced by the wave of violent Nerf gun battle videos that have swept the Internet in recent years, such as this one:

We'll update when we do.

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12 comments
perock
perock topcommenter

lol, glad to know our city is safe

Adam Fry
Adam Fry

This guy is bucking for detective.

Lance Swisher
Lance Swisher

What a bunch of babies. Give me a goddamn break!

faery_generic
faery_generic

Great to see our police are spending their time wisely. ASSHATS!

Steve Horak
Steve Horak

next time just send them a letter and tell them not to do it again. Save a lot of tax dollars.

Joe Black
Joe Black

Some people take their jobs way too seriously. :(

Toni Lewton
Toni Lewton

I can't believe they called the cops over this!

Rog Berry
Rog Berry

Dont let this stop any one from having fun.

ArmedSTL
ArmedSTL

@RiverfrontTimes this is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard of. I can't believe the police actually pursued the case.

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